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to take effect. it will impact virtually every major agency in washington. the pentagon could see roughly half of the reductions and that has republicans upset. >> we're going to begin to unravel the finest military in the history of the world at a time when we need it most. >> reporter: mandatory cuts in domestic spending could also hit americans hard. there could be furloughs of food safety employees, leading to a shortage of meat poultry and eggs and pushing up food prices. 50,000 tsa workers could see their hours cut back that would mean longer security lines for air travelers, and more than 350,000 people who need mental health treatment could be denied. hundreds of thousands of government workers from teachers to federal law enforcement agents are likely to be furloughed. many republicans admit the sequester isn't ideal, but they insist cuts have to be made. >> let me be very clear and i say this to the president as i say it to you, these spending cuts are going to go through on march 1st. >> reporter: the white house warns the cuts would get phased in just a
of teachers and educators will be laid off. >> reporter: the pentagon faces the biggest cuts. about $46 billion. >> the way they cut the defense budget is the worst possible way and it's the most inefficient way and it's the what that i will do the motion damage to our security. >> reporter: -- the most damage to our security. >> reporter: the president wants to put off the sequester to get a budget deal. it was supposed to kick in january 1 but was pushed back following "fiscal cliff" negotiations. president obama wants a debt solution that includes spending cuts and tax increases. but many republicans have no interest in more tax hikes. >> let me be very clear and i say this to you as well as to the president: these spending cuts are going to go through on march 1. taxes are off the table. >> reporter: lawmakers created this deadline to try and force a broad budget deal by now but they are not even in session it week meaning no votes will occur until they get back leaving only a few days to negotiate. in the newsroom, elissa harrington, kpix 5. >>
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